'''Meat Puppets''' are an American Rock music|rock
band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona
. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood
(guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood
(bass guitar), and Derrick Bostrom
(drums). The Kirkwood brothers met Bostrom while attending Brophy College Preparatory|Brophy Prep High School
in Phoenix. The three then moved to Tempe, Arizona
(a Phoenix suburb and home to Arizona State University
) where the Kirkwood brothers purchased two adjacent homes, one of which had a shed in the back where they regularly practiced.
Meat Puppets started as a punk rock
band, but like most of their labelmates on SST Records
, they established their own unique style, blending punk with country music|country
and psychedelic rock
, and featuring Curt's warbling vocals. Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on...